Blog Tour #Review and #Giveaway – Moment of Impact by Karen Stivali

Title: Moment of Impact (Book 1 of the Moments In Time Series)
Author: Karen Stivali
Length:  33.000 words / 140 pages (novella)
Genre: New Adult, contemporary romance, gay romance, M/M
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press


Outside Collin Fitzpatrick’s dorm room is a dangerous place. Beyond his door the students of his small, conservative college think he’s straight, as does his Catholic family who’d disown him if they learned the truth. Inside, he’s safe with his incredibly sexy roommate Tanner D’Amico. Their room makes a perfect place to hide away and fall in love. The moment they cross the line from roommates to lovers, Collin becomes caught between their heavenly passionate encounters and the hellish reality that someone might find out and destroy everything. Tanner’s not used to being so confined, and wants to show the world how much he loves Collin. But Collin’s not sure he’s ready for the impact stepping outside will make.


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Moment of Impact is a hot, touching read that’s kept me on edge from the first lines to the end. This new adult novella takes us to college with Collin and Tanner and their budding romance. It starts with the two of them finally figuring out they’d both craved each other in secret and coming together in a steamy explosion of passion. While there is no doubt about their attraction to each other, whether they make it as a couple is up in the air, as they need to surpass quite a few obstacles.

The most complicated issue is that Tanner is out to those that matter, family and friends, and not afraid of being seen with his boyfriend, while Collin is the definition of closeted. In Collin’s case, the possibility of being disowned is not just something that hangs in the air, it’s a certainty. His mother had had a complete meltdown when she caught his then teenage older brother masturbating. He was dragged to church and is currently about to become a priest. The other way to have sex was what Collin’s other brother did, who got married at sixteen.

The two young men deal with the new dynamic of their relationship, Collin’s fear of being caught, and the endless questions of a new relationship. Will their growing feelings guide them through it all, or will they succumb to the pressures put on their very new connection? You’ll have to read the novella to find out!



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About the author

Karen stivaliKaren Stivali is a prolific writer, compulsive baker and chocoholic with a penchant for books, movies, and fictional British men. She’s also the multiple award-winning author of contemporary and erotic romances. Her lifelong fascination with people has led her to careers ranging from hand-drawn animator, to party planner, to marriage and family counselor, but writing has always been her passion. Karen enjoys nothing more than following her characters on their journey toward love. Whether the couples are m/f or m/m, it’s guaranteed that Karen’s novels are filled with food, friendship, love, and smoking hot sex—all the best things in life.

When Karen isn’t writing (and often when she is), she can be found on Twitter attempting witty banter and detailing the antics of her fruit-loving cat, BadKitteh. She loves to hear from readers (and other writers), so don’t hesitate to contact/follow/like her at:


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